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October 17th 2014, 4:09 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

It’s been another a busy week on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.

      
Additionally, these titles become available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One this week. Only 25 days until Halo: The Master Chief Collection (!)

  
And here are this week’s Xbox 360 releases. Don’t forget, Darksiders II is now a free download as part of Xbox Live Games with Gold. Grab it here.

        

Note: a lot of people are going to be online playing Sunset Overdrive this weekend, so keep an eye on Twitch and YouTube for some playthroughs. If you want watch a replay of my play session from earlier today, click here.

October 17th 2014 at 4:09 pm | Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 47 comments

October 17th 2014, 8:09 am PT

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Content: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 11/11/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console.

For the first time ever, The Master Chief’s entire story is on one console. Featuring a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, new digital series, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Beta, this is the definitive Halo experience.* The Complete Master Chief Story – Honoring the iconic hero and his epic journey, The Master Chief’s entire story is brought together as The Master Chief Collection. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 are all included with Xbox One visual fidelity, 60fps, a total of 45 campaign missions plus more than 100 multiplayer (including the original Halo Combat Evolved maps) and Spartan Ops maps. Halo 2: Anniversary – Celebrating the 10 year Anniversary, the iconic fan favorite returns. Featuring a fully re-mastered campaign with “Classic Mode” allowing you to instantly switch between the re-mastered game and the original game from 2004. Uncover new Halo 5: Guardians story elements with extended cut scenes, hidden terminal videos, and utilize all new skulls to experience the campaign in a whole new way. Including all 25 original multiplayer maps just as fans remember them, plus 6 completely re-imagined maps.

 

For more information on what’s included in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection package, click over to Xbox Wire.

October 17th 2014 at 8:09 am | Halo, Pre-order, Xbox Games Store | 79 comments

October 15th 2014, 9:54 am PT

The Legend of Korra is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/21/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 5:01 PM PDT / 8:01 PM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE.

An ancient evil force has emerged from the portals and threatens the balance of both worlds! Only the Avatar stands a chance in defeating this new threat! • Original Avatar storyline penned by the TV show’s creators. • Wield the power of all 4 elements—water, earth, fire, and air as only the Avatar can! • Change bending styles at any time to unleash devastating combos. • Beat overwhelming odds by activating the all-powerful Avatar state.

 

October 15th 2014 at 9:54 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 6 comments

October 14th 2014, 4:55 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 20 October 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Rayman Legends Xbox One Game 40%
Outlast Xbox One Game 25%
Worms Battlegrounds Xbox One Game 40%
Battlefield 4 Support Shortcut Kit* Add-On 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dragon Age Origins Games on Demand 75%
Dragon Age II Games on Demand 75%
Dragon Age II – Mark of the Assassin Add-on 50%
Dragon Age II – The Exiled Prince Add-on 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 67%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning -Teeth of Naros Add-on 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – The Legend of Dead Kel Add-on 50%
Battlefield 4 Support Shortcut Kit* Add-on 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

October 14th 2014 at 4:55 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 94 comments

October 14th 2014, 10:00 am PT

The Evil Within is Now Available for Xbox One

The Evil Within

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Game Description: Developed by Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival in this perfect blend of horror and action.

NOTE: Bethesda is extending The Evil Within’s pre-order bonus through October 28, 2014. You will receive the game immediately.  Purcahse The Evil Within today to receive The Fighting Chance Pack which includes items, that when used correctly, will allow players to stave off death for a moment longer.

October 14th 2014 at 10:00 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 84 comments

October 14th 2014, 9:04 am PT

Duck Dynasty is Now Available for Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Game Description: Hunt, Race and Prank to Become a Robertson! Take on the role of Willie’s son John Luke as he learns how to become one of the Robertson Duckmen! Interact with Willie, Uncle Si, Jase and the rest of the family from the hit TV show. Go duck hunting, varmint shooting, off-roading and play office pranks in the Robertson’s hometown of West Monroe, LA. Will you learn the way of the beards?

Duck Dynasty is also available for Xbox 360. Click here to check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region.







October 14th 2014 at 9:04 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 54 comments

October 14th 2014, 5:01 am PT

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is Now Available for Xbox One

The Walking Dead: The Complete First SeasonContent: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
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Game Description: A five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions affect how your story plays out across the entire series.









October 14th 2014 at 5:01 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 61 comments

October 14th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Now Available for Xbox One

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Content: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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Game Description: The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive. A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kong’s exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate playground. Undercover, the rules are different.

Purchase Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition from the Xbox Games Store

October 14th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 47 comments

October 10th 2014, 4:06 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

It’s October and that means pretty much every week is a busy one on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.

    

    

Note: Project Spark is also available for Windows 8.1 devices, and NBA 2K15 can be found on Xbox 360 as well.

Additionally, a number of titles become available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One this week, including some of the biggest games of the fall:

    

  

So, what are you playing this weekend?

October 10th 2014 at 4:06 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 25 comments

October 10th 2014, 2:54 pm PT

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/21/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PDT / 3:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console.

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is a breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Disney’s classic animated film Fantasia. In the game, players enter the magical realms of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid, to hone their musical and magical prowess as his new apprentice. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic.

There are 2 versions of Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved available for pre-order – the Digital Bundle and the Deluxe Digital Bundle. Click each link for more details or see below.

October 10th 2014 at 2:54 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store | 20 comments

October 10th 2014, 8:01 am PT

Sunset Overdrive is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Sunset Overdrive

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/28/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console.

2027. Sunset City. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open-world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.

There are 2 versions of Sunset Overdrive available for pre-order – the Pre-order Edition and the Day One Deluxe Edition. Click each link for more details or click over to Xbox Wire.

October 10th 2014 at 8:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store | 66 comments

October 9th 2014, 9:06 am PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 11/3/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Games, harnesses the first three-year development cycle in franchise history. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Power Changes Everything.

There are 2 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare available for pre-order – the Day Zero Edition and the Digital Pro Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

 

  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available starting today for $59.99 includes the standard game, Day Zero early access, double XP on Nov. 3, two custom weapons, and the Advanced Arsenal custom bullet brass exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum directed energy weapon.
  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition, available starting today for $99.99 includes the standard game, Season Pass, Atlas Gorge bonus multiplayer map, Atlas Digital Content Pack, Day Zero Early Access, double XP on Nov. 3, Two Day Zero custom weapons, and the Advanced Arsenal.

October 9th 2014 at 9:06 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 130 comments

October 9th 2014, 9:01 am PT

EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

NBA Live 15

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/28/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. This pre-order edition includes: • EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 Full Game • EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 Pre Order Bonus – Fans who pre-ordered EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 will receive a bonus NBA LIVE Ultimate Team Gold Premium Pack every week for 10 weeks.


October 9th 2014 at 9:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store | 16 comments

October 8th 2014, 12:05 am PT

Divekick is Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Divekick is the world’s first‐ever two­-button fighting game! It made a splash with the press and fighting game community for not using a stick, yet still retaining the strategic gameplay and spacing techniques used by professional fighting game players. Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos. Key Features · 14+ completely unique and original characters, each with their own fighting style and special techniques · Includes Divekick: Addition Edition update featuring a new playable character, new stage, and multiple balance changes for existing characters · A story for every character in the game, including an intro, ending, and rival battles · Ranked and non­ranked GGPO­powered online play, the most trusted netcode in fighting games. Includes ranking boards for each character and overall · Local VS play for 2 players, with quick & easy button reconfiguration.

October 8th 2014 at 12:05 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 21 comments

October 8th 2014, 12:03 am PT

JUST DANCE 2015 Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

JUST DANCE 2015

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON OCTOBER 21, 2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PDT / 3:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE.

The world’s #1 dance game is back with hot moves and new features! JUST DANCE 2015 gives the power to the community: challenge your friends, score on their performances and even be part of the game! Get ready for this year’s hit songs and quirky dance moves that have something for everyone.


October 8th 2014 at 12:03 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 12 comments

October 8th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Styx: Master of Shadows is Now Available for Xbox One

Styx: Master of ShadowsContent:Styx: Master of Shadows
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Game Description: Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe. Guide the goblin assassin Styx through the vertical and multi-layered Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber – a powerful and magical golden sap – prowling through the shadows with aide of a host of special abilities refined throughout Styx’s 200 years of history.











October 8th 2014 at 12:01 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 18 comments

October 7th 2014, 12:10 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 13 October 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Xbox One Game 50%
LEGO Marvel Superheroes Xbox One Game 40%
The LEGO Movie Videogame Xbox One Game 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Games on Demand 50%
Dark Souls II Games on Demand 40%
Dark Souls Games on Demand 75%
Red Johnson’s Chronicles Arcade 50%
WB Games Sale*
Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Asylum Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 50%
Injustice: Gods Among Us Games on Demand 67%
Injustice Season Pass Add-on 50%
LEGO Batman 2 Games on Demand 75%
The LEGO Movie Videogame Games on Demand 50%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Games on Demand 67%
The Witcher 2 Games on Demand 80%
Mortal Kombat Games on Demand 70%
Mortal Kombat Season Pass Add-on 67%
Mortal Kombat v DC Universe Games on Demand 75%
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Arcade 67%
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Arcade 75%

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

October 7th 2014 at 12:10 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 133 comments

October 7th 2014, 12:05 am PT

Ryse: Legendary Edition is Now Available for Xbox One

Ryse: Legendary EditionContent:Ryse: Legendary Edition
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Game Description: Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family and defend the honor of Rome. In Gladiator Mode, step into the Colosseum and fight for the glory, spectacle, and entertainment of the crowds. Legendary Edition includes full Season Pass contents, three bonus maps optimized for maximum challenge in Solo mode and a new Legionary Skin.

The full season pass included in the Legendary Edition contains four Game Add-Ons:

Morituri Pack includes five all new maps, five maps optimized for Solo Mode, and a new Gladiator skin, “Oswald.” Infiltrate an enemy camp to subvert the barbarian invasion on “Beacon,” and fight fire with fire in ancient Egypt on “False Gods.” “Revolution,” challenges you bring light to a dying empire and restore the glory of Rome. Two new Survivor maps, “Sulfur River,” and “Forbidden Forest,” challenge you to kill to survive. Finally, Solo mode is also available for the “Market,” “Garden,” “Beacon,” “Revolution,” and “False Gods” maps.

Duel of Fates Pack includes three all new maps, three maps now optimized for Solo Mode, and a new Gladiator skin, “Oswald.” The “Invictus” map was inspired by the first servile war of 135BC, while “Barbarous” forces you to defend the gates of Rome. In the new Survivor map, “Island,” you’ll find yourself outnumbered and surrounded by water. Finally, test your mettle in Solo mode on the “Barbarous,” “Invictus,” and “Obelisk” maps.

The Mars’ Chosen Pack includes a new multiplayer mode, five new multiplayer maps, and two new Gladiator Skins. Fend off your impending death in three new Survival Mode maps: Courtyard, Firestorm, and Dockyard. In addition, new Arena Mode maps Pyramid and Obelisk take you into the heart of Egypt. Finally, enter the Colosseum as two new contenders: Oswald and Legionnaire.

The Colosseum Pack contains two new maps and two new skins for Gladiator Mode. In Henge, defend an ancient forest shrine from a horde of invaders. In Ascension, fight from the burning embers of Hades’ lair up to the lavish surface world. Plus, customize your Gladiator Mode character with Commodus and Centurion skins.

Purchase Ryse: Legendary Edition from the Xbox Games Store

October 7th 2014 at 12:05 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 43 comments

October 7th 2014, 12:02 am PT

Alien Isolation is Now Available for Xbox One

Alien: Isolation Nostromo EditionContent: Alien: Isolation
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Game Description: Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Purchase Alien Isolation from the Xbox Games Store

October 7th 2014 at 12:02 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 51 comments

October 7th 2014, 12:01 am PT

NBA 2K15 is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Game Description: On the heels of NBA 2K14’s 70 Game of the Year Award Nominations, the NBA 2K franchise is the ultimate basketball simulation experience. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover, NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. Take your MyPLAYER on an epic journey from undrafted rookie tryout, to MVP, to NBA Hall of Famer. Park Mode lets you ball against the world’s toughest 2K competitors in cutthroat multiplayer pick-up games. Every jersey, juke, and pom pon is brought to life with unrivaled realism. To top it off, NBA 2K15’s music has been curated by famed producer and musician, Pharrell. NBA 2K15 has created a truly authentic NBA adventure. It’s up to you to claim your destiny. #YourTimeHasCome

Purchase NBA 2K15 from the Xbox Games Store

NBA 2K15 is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

October 7th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 24 comments

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